What the world sees

I came across an old oak tree planted in the courtyard of a house, which has long been abandoned. The roots have grown, raising the level of the ground in process. The picture is not of the original, but an approximation borrowed from the internet.


Strong roots raise others

wisdom does not grow on trees

it swells from within.

Yet, the finality

matters, as the world sees fruit.


Inspired by Elsie Hagley at

Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge #53

Pic: lighting-essentials.com

8 thoughts on “What the world sees

  1. Very strong words, I love it, so true. Thanks for joining in and writing a tanka poem using the prompt from the Weekly Tanka challenge, I appreciate it very much
    Hope you have a wonderful week. Cheers!.


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